Latest articles from Companies

A little revolution
From Companies

Little revolutions: how micro-factories are changing manufacturing

The micro-factory concept – in which a small number of products are designed and built in a space that is often no bigger than a desktop – is taking off in the US, with companies such as GE embracing the opportunities it presents to innovate at a low cost.

Leif Thorwaldsson
From Companies

A friend indeed: business the PartnerTech way

PartnerTech's 'industrial partnership' operating model means that the company has nothing to sell and focuses specifically on the products of other companies. Its CEO explains why oil and gas solutions and medical devices are its strongest fields, and how it is targeting China and North America.

From Companies

In Dispute: the start of a China arbitration trend?

A formal arbitration complaint filed against China by a South Korean housing firm may involve a relatively small sum of money, but the trend it may start could be much more substantial. 

Tesla reads the road ahead for electric cars

Leading the charge: Tesla reads the road ahead for electric cars

As Tesla considers a components deal with BMW, CEO and chief product architect Elon Musk shares his ambitious production targets and details of the $5bn 'gigafactory' in Nevada.

IPAs key to FDI success: Frost & Sullivan

In a recent report, global consultancy Frost & Sullivan outlined the crucial but difficult role that investment promotion agencies play in attracting FDI. 

Reforms see Egypt upgraded

Ratings agency acknowledges the fiscal reforms implemented by the Egyptian government.

Closing the finance gap

Kuala Lumpur looks to emerge from Singapore's financial shadow

Singapore may be the leading international financial centre in south-east Asia, but Kuala Lumpur is looking to narrow the gap through becoming a regional hub for Islamic finance as well as catering for more conventional financial institutions through its Tun Razak Exchange.

A taxing game
From Companies

Are tax inversion-related relocations facing an uncertain future?

The wave of US companies relocating to Europe or the Caribbean for tax purposes is raising concerns among authorities in the country. And with the OECD looking to establish a coordinated international approach when it comes to corporate tax rates, are the days of tax inversion-inspired manoeuvring numbered?

A TVA guide
From Companies

How does the Tennessee Valley Authority work?

The Tennessee Valley Authority's remit – a federally owned utility company with responsibilities towards community development in a vast area of the US's south-east – means that it stands out from other energy companies and development agencies. Indeed, this unusual structure is working to it advantage when it comes to attracting investment to the region.

The worth of risk
From Companies

Where to go, when to stay: the perils of risk assessment in 2014

Global instability is nothing new, but the past few years have seen numerous flashpoints come to the fore around the world. This leaves many companies in a quandary over whether to stay in an unsettled location, how to insure themselves, and how to keep the locals on side should they choose to stay put. 

fDi Tools

fDi Intelligence has a portfolio of related products that enable you to get the targeted foreign investment information you need for your role: 

fdiatlas

To compare investment incentives for locations worldwide, click here

fdibenchmark

To benchmark locations for investment projects, click here

fdimarkets

For real-time crossborder greenfield investment data on all sectors and locations, click here

fdireports

For bespoke reports on companies, locations or sectors, click here

Corporate location benchmarking tool

fDi Benchmark is the only online tool to benchmark the competitiveness of countries and cities in over 50 sectors. Its comprehensive location data series covers the main cost and quality competitiveness indicators for over 300 locations around the world.

Click here to find out more about fDi Benchmark

Cross border investment monitor

fDi Markets is the only online database tracking crossborder greenfield investment covering all sectors and countries worldwide. It provides real-time monitoring of investment projects, capital investment and job creation with powerful tools to track and profile companies investing overseas.

fDi Markets - Cross border investment monitor

  Click here to find out more about fDi Markets

 
Join the fDi Forum on LinkedIn
 
Join fDi Rankings on Linkedin
 
Follow us on Twitter
 

fDi Magazine

fDi September cover
 

fDi Magazine investigates all the issues that concern foreign investors as they expand into new markets. Talking to corporate decision makers as well as government leaders, and backed by the hard data produced by our proprietary world-leading FDI databases, the editorial team provides an up-to-date image of the ever changing global investment landscape. Insightful coverage highlights the many opportunities and risks that await investors around the world. fDi is published bi-monthly.

Click here to find out more about subscribing to the magazine.

Find out more about the magazine and advertising opportunities in the 2014 Media Pack.

     

We use cookies to improve site performance and enhance your user experience. If you’d like to disable cookies on this device, please see our cookie management page. If you close this message or continue to use the site, you consent to our use of cookies on this device in accordance with our cookie policy, unless you disable them.